After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she has brought along an unwelcome visitor.
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200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
Originally, Fifield's appearance when he becomes mutated by the black liquid was very different. The creature that he turns into featured a translucent cowl that covered its elongated head, immediately notable for its resemblance to the translucent dome that covers the skull of Xenomorph Drones. However, this design was altered late in production, likely as a result of director Ridley Scott's desire to move the picture away from the original Alien film. Special effects for the scene had virtually been completed by the time the sequence was cut, and a very nearly finished version is included among the deleted scenes on the Prometheus home video releases. In Jon Spaihts' original script for Prometheus, titled Alien: Engineers, Fifield's transformation was even more extreme he actually becomes a form of Xenomorph, with an elongated skull, dorsal tubes sprouting from his suit and large clawed talons growing from his hands. See more »
The windscreen of the personnel carriers they use on the planet has the familiar arc pattern created by the wipers. However the carriers have been been kept in the hold the entire journey and would have no dust on them whatsoever. Plus the wipers are never seen being used so they could not have created them. See more »
So much of this movie could have been easily fixed...
Don't get me wrong. It's gorgeous to look at, and I'm definitely going to go and see it again. It's really impressive.
But... It's stuffed with scenes without any payoff. Again and again it sets stuff up and then just... walks away from it.
In at least one unforgivably stupid scene, someone *literally* just walks away from an antagonist and leaves it there. And then doesn't tell anyone about it. Some of it's really effective. There are some scenes that are absolutely gripping. But so much of it doesn't make any sense...
Having said all that I think it's very clear that what I just saw was Prometheus part 1. It's very definitely supposed to have a sequel and I will certainly go to see the sequel. I think both movies taken together might score a 10.
But this movie by itself doesn't.
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